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Humpback Rocks Visitor Center and Mountain Farm

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Blue Ridge Parkway, Lyndhurst, VA, Lyndhurst, VA 22952
+1 828-298-0398
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This was a really nice Visitor's Center with some nice gifts and a really interesting museum... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Victoria N
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
What a Hump to Humpback

I was looking for a little outdoor adventure one weekend when I was a “temporary bachelor” because... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LLoyd B
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Pick up general travel guides and maps at the information center or take the self-guided ¾-mile hiking trail to a 19th-century-reconstructed farmstead.
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Blue Ridge Parkway, Lyndhurst, VA, Lyndhurst, VA 22952
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"the blue ridge parkway"
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"steep climb"
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"clean restrooms"
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"marked trail"
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"rocky areas"
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"views are amazing"
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"picnic area"
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"decent shape"
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"mile hike"
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"beautiful hike"
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"bring water"
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"well worth the trip"
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"black beans"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a really nice Visitor's Center with some nice gifts and a really interesting museum featuring a homestead house.

Thank Victoria N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was looking for a little outdoor adventure one weekend when I was a “temporary bachelor” because my wife and kids were out of town. I grabbed my trusty map, and trail app, and tried to find somewhere to go. I ran across Humpback Rock,...More

Thank LLoyd B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Humpback Rocks was my first stop when visiting the National Park. The hike to the rocks itself is just a mile, but it is very steep. The hike is great fun though, as it will require a little bit of climbing towards the end as...More

1  Thank MarkusVi2
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located at milepost 6 on the northern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Humpback Rocks Visitors Canter and Mountain Farm was an excellent orientation to domestic life on a mountain farm in the 1890's. There was an informative park ranger at the log cabin...More

1  Thank KLE2013
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

The farm is wonderful, and my kids always love visiting it. They love seeing the house and all of the other buildings, along with the garden. It's really great when there are actors/workers at the site explaining things. Last summer we also climbed Humpback Rock....More

1  Thank _marychampagne111
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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Not for the weak of heart - quite a vertical climb in parts. This was our second hike of the day and I may have been a bit cocky when I read the sign saying it was only .8 miles to the rocks. You basically...More

Thank adr1971
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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

It took us about 2 hours which included a few breaks to do the humpback rock loop. Good workout. First .8 of a mile is very strenuous, pretty much straight up. Great view from the rocks. Took the 2.7 mile loop back which was pretty...More

Thank Landis G
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Reviewed March 27, 2018

We enjoyed the history, the natural area and the birding. The site and details of living in the area were well described. The paths and the area immediately around the visitor center provided very good birding.

Thank Edge W
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Reviewed February 17, 2018

This is a great view and a great challenging family hike! The day we went the steps had actually iced up the wind was blasting up that side of the mountain. My husband was the only one who reached the top via the front side...More

Thank Lin-Z_88
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Reviewed October 26, 2017

We stopped at the visitor center and the Ranger was very knowledgeable on the history of the farm and the way of life they lived back in the 1800 very cool of cabins and outer building to see. We didn't hike to the top but...More

1  Thank blondie613
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I hiked the rocks for years. Part of my packing list was always a small air horn to discourage wild animals from approaching. As an avid outdoorsman and retired infantry soldier, cats tend to hunt at different times... More
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